Before you ask i don't have a cold or flu but since monday i have had these strange aches mainly in my legs, i can sit down for long periods of time and when i get up i find it difficult to walk due to these aches,after walking around for a few minutes they disappear slightly i can also feel them in my back when i sit down and can ocaisionly feel them in my shoulders.
are you taking any statins-meds for lowering cholesterol? they are notorious for causing muscle weakness and pains-check out the cholesterol boards here. also review any other meds you might be taking-you'd be surprised how many have side effects that you are never warned about-you can go to the drug interaction board and check out the antibiotic family of quinolines-ie cipro, tequin, levquin. ok hope these suggestions help somewhat! good luck